Camera Comparison: Google Nexus 5 vs iPhone 5s, Sony Xperia Z1, Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy S4, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 1020, HTC One

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13. taikucing unregistered

HTC One score... lol

14. enthasuium

Posts: 150; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

page 2, Color reproduction , how come iphone 5s comes 3rd, its looking as worst as HTC one. pls correct it

15. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

So that makes Z1's camera the best in Android. Well, most of the cameras up there are made by Sony anyway.

19. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Z1 followed by the G2 and Note 3. Z1 is in a league of it's own.

24. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Agreed.

45. Remmy

Posts: 189; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

True, though I believe their software/algorithm are not as good as others'. :/ (except for the Z1 of course)

17. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

HTC... Hate That Camera

21. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Or worse... Help This Company =D

32. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

how old are you?

36. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

What's the relevance?

20. Assa7inKing

Posts: 26; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Yes ! Nice SONY ! so that means Z1 is THE BEST ANDROID CAMERA PHONE !!!!

22. yasir-921

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 02, 2012

Has Xperia Z1 got latest firmware for its Camera? It is known that the latest camera update of Z1 improves its camera performance very much.

23. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Most probably. I really hope Z1's snapper have OIS, it would've scored better than 8 overall.

26. bloodline

Posts: 706; Member since: Dec 01, 2011

Impressed by the nexus 5 and Google is already building a software patch to improve the nexus 5 cam

53. marbovo

Posts: 658; Member since: May 16, 2013

I don´t think it is just a patch, it´s a hole new camera app with new features, I remember a google employee saying how great nexus 5 camera would be, but unfortunatly the app did not got finished right on time, but let´s just wait

28. cristianer

Posts: 42; Member since: Aug 20, 2010

I said it when the HTC One was released: It can be hiper-mega-ultrapixel but it still has 4 mpx. Not good for a flagship.

67. pharttart

Posts: 7; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

Explain

29. mqmorasch

Posts: 12; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

obvious that the HTC One wasn't taken in noral shooting mode but rather Zoe mode with lack of focus. Comparisons can be subjective to the one conducting the test

30. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Pol go die htc your camera is garbage.

37. jellmoo

Posts: 2588; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

No mention of how long it takes to focus and then for the shutter to engage? The Nexus 5 takes perfectly good photos in HDR+ mode (less stellar when it isn't engaged) but the time to focus and then shoot is quite long. Long enough to impact the ability of taking candid shots. Info on how other devices fare in this regard would be useful. A beautiful picture is nice, but many of us are looking to record snapshots of our lives rather than artistic masterpieces. Knowing how these devices perform when you are looking to grab a quick shot would be nice.

38. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

Wow as always in the world of PA the 1020 does not perform in shots where sites praise it! Video last? ever heard its audio quality? OIS? lossless zoom??? Same with night time photos! how on earth can a phones with a much smaller sensor, No OIS and a weaker LED flash beat one with a proper XENON Flash? Also why don't you do a no holds bar camera comparison where you can change settings as much as you like! That's where the 1020 will kill these phones!

39. sbw44

Posts: 433; Member since: Dec 04, 2012

And don't tell me the average user will only take photo's on default! If so you then basically comparing a Bugatti Veyron with 2 of its turbo chargers disabled to Nissan GTR!

40. JulianGT

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 15, 2012

Was the lumia 1020 running the latest software?

41. papss unregistered

I remember when PA had an article about how awesome the ones camera was going to be.. just funny and sad

44. ctn10

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

I think result OVERALL RATINGS (AVERAGE) is WRONG ?

46. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice article Nick, thank you very much, but where is GH2 ratings, I can't see them? ;) Next time I want to see 1520 and 929, and Oppo and Zopo also if possible with above brigade. HTC's normal camera phones are way better than this One's UP.

48. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

So much hate for Sammy no one is even mentioning the fact that the galaxies are serious imaging devices. Next year Sammy is going disgrace all of you haters. The competition will be so far behind when Sammy is done with ya'll.

49. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

sony made..

55. drkuthan

Posts: 76; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Note 3 is very bad when it comes to night shots and night videos . Lumia 1020 is very good while video recording. I don't believe that phonearena is objective

56. Trex95

Posts: 2381; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

PA hates HTC one as usual nothing new. One of my ppl owns an cellphones shop and i try out all these phones camera myself, I found that HTC one has the best color reproduction plus great low light video. S4 Octa camera the worst in still shoot at low light including Note 3 S4 snapdragon 600 better than both Note 3 and Octa S4 at low light IP5S still and video shoot still the best in all lights condition with great color reproduction Xperia Z1 great camera with camera software issue and mediocre low light shoot Lumia 1020 the best of all but with over saturated colors with mediocre OIS. LG G2 equal to S4 camera with better video with OIS but the worst video at low light plus the green and silver colors in pics looks so shiny that doesn't looks like the real scene. Nexus 5 order it in the way.

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